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Photo Courtesy of Outshyne / Millstar Entertainment
By Kim Jordan
The guys of Outshyne have come a long way since their days of flipping burgers at Burger King, where all but one of the band members worked years ago. Today they are traveling and playing music to fans live while staying busy recording new music for their CD which is set to release in early 2015. South Carolina natives Waylon Owings (lead singer, guitar), Josh Coleman (lead guitar, vocals), Casey Joe Kelly (rhythm guitar, vocals), Jason Paxton (bass) and Matthew "Smiley" Norris (drums) make up the band. The guys have opened for the likes of Jake Owen, Eric Church, Lee Brice, Easton Corbin, Gary Allan, Colt Ford and many other country stars. They have had a whirlwind year with their single "Moonlight Crush" hitting number 1 on SiriusXM The Highway Hot 45 back in July. Watch the official music video for "Moonlight Crush" below.
Two new songs from their upcoming CD are releasing this Tuesday (September 9) on iTunes and other digital outlets. We had the opportunity to hear these early, can't stop listening and can't wait for the fans to get their hands on the new music in just a few days.
"Night With Your Name On It", written by their friends Cole Swindell, Adam Sanders, & Thomas Archer, fits right in with today's country music and has the sound that country fans are wanting to hear. Acoustic cords lead into the electric guitar and the rocking sound continues throughout the song. The up-tempo beat will have fans moving as they are singing along to the catchy lyrics which are perfect for Waylon's voice. A modern love song, expect to hear this one playing on country stations across the nation soon.
"Whiskey Whisper" was penned by Chase Rice, Cole Taylor & Thomas Archer. The first beat of the music comes on and it doesn't seem very country, then quickly the sound of a modern country tune combining rock and a little rap takes over...add a sultry female voice to the vocals and you have a hit in the making. A seductively romantic tune that's not too slow, this is one of many songs of its kind out presently but definitely has a place in the niche of rockin' country.
If these songs are any indicator of what the full CD will be when it releases, expect the guys of Outshyne to take country music by storm. This could be one of those CDs reminiscient of Florida Georgia Lines' freshman cd, you know the kind, where every song deserves to be a hit.
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Outshyne played to a crowd of what appeared to be close to 2000 on September 11 at bike night in Greenville, SC, at Harley Davidson. The crowd gathered early and stayed late. Playing for hours, they performed originals, "Moonlight Crush", their current single, "Dirt Road Romance" and more. Keeping the audience dancing and singing along the entire time, they also sang a ton of covers. THe boys only stopped playing and took a break while a special ceremony was held honoring all the heroes of 9/11. If you get a chance to see them live, don't miss it. These guys play their hearts out while performing a mix of country and rock.
Outshyne is made up of Waylon Owings - Lead Vocals/Acoustic, Josh Coleman - Guitar/Vocals, Casey Joe Kelly - Guitar/Vocals, Jason Paxton - Bass Guitar, Smiley Norris - Drums and George Francis - Keyboards / Mandolin. All are SC natives and several of the guys previously played together in a rock band.
View our entire gallery of photos from the night here.
Listen to Outshyne performing an acoustic version of their latest single "Moonlight Crush" at Sirius/XM Studios
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Outshyne is an alternative country band from South Carolina formed in 2007. These are a group of guys that you need to take notice of if you haven't already. Outshyne’s members are Waylon Owings: lead vocals/guitar; Josh Coleman: guitar/vocals; Casey Joe: guitar/vocals; Jason Paxton: bass and Smiley Norris: drums. With the exception of Casey, the other members played in a rock band together before forming Outshyne.
Outshyne's latest single “Moonlight Crush” released to radio earlier this month. The mid-tempo summer/fall song is the sophomore single off the 'Startin Over' CD. The song was penned by one of the hottest writers in country music right now, Rodney Clawson, along with Marv Green & Blake Wise. It was produced by Jeffrey Steele & Chip Matthews. It is the follow up to the lead album single, “Dirt Road Romance“. Two of that song’s writers, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley,of Florida Georgia Line, planned to use it on their own album, but instead gave it to Outshyne.
"Moonlight Crush" is upbeat, yet gives the listener a peaceful, mellow, serene Summertime night feel. It's a love song with a sound and lyrics that catch your ear from the beginning. A contemporary country tune, it is perfect for today's country radio and country fans are loving it. It tells the story of a possible infatuation which might just be more. I couldn't stop listening and before I knew it was singing along. Lead vocalist Owings sings, "I've got a little moonlight crush, on you girl, a little star struck, having a hard time covering up how I'm feelin' right now. Your pretty firefly silhouettes, looking just about as good as it gets....... Yea it might be love, Or just another moonlight crush".
Give it a listen and tell us what you think!!
“With the songs strong lyrics and Waylon’s infectious vocals, we look for this song to be our breakout song to the country music world.” quoted Jimmy Milliken, VP of Operations – MILLSTAR Entertainment.
“Moonlight Crush” is currently available to all radio, XM/Sirius & Internet stations. You can get their singles and cd on Itunes. Give it a listen and call you local stations to request "Moonlight Crush".
Outshyne is currently touring - check out the dates below:
Aug 23 Sooie'T BBQ Cookoff (Downtown) Greer, SC
Aug 24 Spittoona Clemson, SC
Aug 29 The Tractor Bar w/ Warren Stone Mt Nebo, WV
Aug 30 Toby Keith's, I Love This Bar Cincinnati, OH
Aug 31 Dusty Armadillo w/ Warren Stone Akron, OH
Sep 05 Q104 Hot Country Nights at Kansas City Power & Light w/ David Nail Kansas City, MO
Sep 06 Guitars & Cadillacs Saloon Springfield, IL
Sep 07 Joe's Bar On Weed St. Chicago, IL
Sep 11 Harley Of Greenville Greenville, SC
Sep 12 Wild Wing Cafe Hilton Head Island, SC
Sep 13 The Boathouse Myrtle Beach, SC
Sep 20 Sportsbreak Greenwood, SC
Sep 21 Showtime Saloon Asheville, NC
Sep 25 North Georgia State Fair w/ Lee Brice Marietta, GA
Oct 11 Anderson Balloon Festival Anderson, SC
Oct 12 Carolina Nightlife Darlington, SC